This site presents data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center (NSCRC) on the number of students at public institutions who transferred in the United States and its territories both instate and outofstate for the 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014 cohorts. Each cohort of students is made up of firsttime students of any age who began their postsecondary studies in one of these years. Cohorts include both fulltime and parttime students, and exclude students who received any degree or certificate from a two or fouryear institution prior to 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014 respectively. By design, the data is intended to provide a snapshot of student transfer patterns in the US and its outlying territories. Note that it tracks the firsttime transfer only and thus does not reflect the total number of transfers by cohort, given that 45 percent of these students will transfer more than once. For more information on NSCRC methodology, cohort identification, transfer outcome, and small cell suppression click here. If you have questions, check out the FAQs here.
Note the results presented on this site are based on guidelines set by NSCRC research practices and data has been suppressed for the following:
* Fewer than 3 institutions by entry state and sector
** Fewer than 10 students by state, sector, and year
*** Complimentary suppression
^The number for Total Public may be greater than the sum of the cells across the table because it is not subject to suppression.
Fields not selected are inicated by a hyphen "".
Transferred out of California
A total of 6,611 fall of 2006 cohort students transferred out of California between August 15, 2006 and August 14, 2012 via one to four different pathways:
A total of 8,368 fall of 2008 cohort students transferred out of California between August 15, 2008 and August 14, 2014 via one to four different pathways:
A total of 8,042 fall of 2010 cohort students transferred out of California between August 15, 2010 and August 14, 2016 via one to four different pathways:
A total of 6,502 fall of 2012 cohort students transferred out of California between August 15, 2012 and August 14, 2018 via one to four different pathways:
A total of 7,278 fall of 2014 cohort students transferred out of California between August 15, 2014 and August 14, 2018 via one to four different pathways:

Transferred into California
A total of 6,015 fall of 2006 cohort students transferred to California between August 15, 2006 and August 14, 2012 via one to four different pathways:
A total of 6,425 fall of 2008 cohort students transferred to California between August 15, 2008 and August 14, 2014 via one to four different pathways:
A total of 6,711 fall of 2010 cohort students transferred to California between August 15, 2010 and August 14, 2016 via one to four different pathways:
A total of 7,450 fall of 2014 cohort students transferred to California between August 15, 2014 and August 14, 2018 via one to four different pathways:

Transferred within California
A total of 76,299 fall of 2006 cohort students transferred WITHIN California between August 15, 2006 and August 14, 2012 via one to four different pathways:
A total of 88,984 fall of 2008 cohort students transferred WITHIN California between August 15, 2008 and August 14, 2014 via one to four different pathways:
A total of 84,808 fall of 2010 cohort students transferred WITHIN California between August 15, 2010 and August 14, 2018 via one to four different pathways:
A total of 71,866 fall of 2012 cohort students transferred WITHIN California between August 15, 2012 and August 14, 2018 via one to four different pathways:
A total of 80,618 fall of 2014 cohort students transferred WITHIN California between August 15, 2014 and August 14, 2018 via one to four different pathways:

Note that this pie chart shows total student transfer for selected Cohorts only. It does not correspond to the selected parameters.
Please refer to the above charts for detailed breakdown of students transfers based on your selection.
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